Yuval Shachar

Executive Chairman & Managing Partner, Team8

Yuval is Managing Partner, Team8 Group, where he provides overall business leadership to the Group. As an “investorpreneur”, Yuval provides guidance and mentoring to a broad range of founding teams and is involved as a co-Founder, board member or investor in a broad portfolio of companies. In his previous role, Yuval was the co-Founder and General Partner of New York/Israel based venture capital firm Marker-LLC, as well as the investment partner of Eric Schmidt-backed Silicon-Valley/Israel based Innovation Endeavors (merged with Marker). In these capacities Yuval sourced/led early stage investments in companies such as Team8, Aorato (Microsoft), Datorama (Salesforce), Eko, OwnBackup, Qwilt (co-Founder, chairman), Taboola, Tufin (NYSE: TUFN), Unbound (chairman), Yotpo, and others.

Previously as an entrepreneur, Yuval co-founded P-Cube leading the evolution of the DPI market where he served as its CEO up until its acquisition by Cisco, then serving as a GM of one of Cisco’s business units; he co-founded Pentacom (also acquired by Cisco); and previously created one of the first Internet appliances, leading the creation of Infogear (also acquired by Cisco). Yuval served as VP R&D at VocalTec, developing the first voice and video over IP solutions (IPO NASDAQ) and previously served as a software developer and manager at National Semiconductors and Motorola.

Yuval has a BSc in Math and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, holds a variety of patents and has contributed to a variety of telecommunications standards.